These national organizations partner with PLA to support the public lands community.


The Corps Foundation engages the public to ensure the environmental health and recreational enjoyment of our nation’s lakes and waterways administered by the US Army Corps of Engineers.


The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is a non-profit professional association for those involved in the interpretation of natural and cultural heritage resources in settings such as parks, zoos, museums, nature centers, aquaria, botanical gardens and historical sites. 

With nearly 1.4 million members and supporters, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) acts as a voice for America’s national parks, working to protect and preserve our nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for present and future generations. NPCA celebrates the parks — and works tirelessly to defend them — whether on the ground, in the courtroom or on Capitol Hill.

National_Park_Foundation.pngAs the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation generates private support and builds strategic partnerships to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations.


The mission of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance is to develop a growing network of volunteer-based organizations to provide stewardship for America's enduring resource of wilderness.


The Public Lands Foundation is a national membership organization that advocates and works to keep public lands in public hands. The public lands that PLF focuses on are those that are managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America’s conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.

“With so many SCA alumni actively engaged in protecting our public lands, there’s a natural synergy between our organizations. The PLA network is considerable, and this partnership has proven to be an effective component of SCA’s alumni relations strategy."

Lauren Harnishfeger, Student Conservation Association, Nonprofit Ally

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Nonprofit Allies are national organizations that support the public lands community but are not affiliated with a particular park, forest, refuge or other public land. They receive access to the same benefits as other PLA members.

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